Subject: Storage | September 14, 2018 - 03:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Seagate, hdd, BarraCuda Pro, 14tb
Inside the Barracuda Pro are eight platters each 1.75 TB in size and comes with a nice addition to the warranty, if the drive dies before two years have expired you can ship the drive to Seagate and they will attempt to recover your data for free. The Guru of 3D's testing showed the accuracy of the 250MB/sec rating, as expected from a modern SATA HDD. The total warranty is five years and the drive is rated for 24/7 use with a 300TB/yr rating so there are certainly plenty of usages for the drive.
"It's here! We review the Megalodon among the HDDs, the Barracuda Pro 14TB from Seagate is unleashed today, that's a 14.000GB HDD folks! This, by far, is the biggest single consumer unit storage device to date. It might not offer SSD performance, but it certainly isn't slow. It's the year 2018, it's big but with these massive HDD platters, will it be fast enough?"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Intel 660p NVMe M.2 @ Modders-Inc
- Intel SSD 760p 512 GB @ TechPowerUp
- ASUSTOR AS1002Tv2 NAS: Redefying Home Storage @ Modders-Inc
- QNAP TVS-673e-8G 6-bay NAS @
Subject: Storage | September 10, 2018 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: skyhawk, Seagate, ironwolf, exos x14, BarraCuda Pro, 14tb
No matter what you need it for, Seagate can provide supersized storage for your needs. To lead with the most important information, the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB will run you $529.99 and $599.99 respectively, a 14TB BarraCuda Pro sits at $579.99, a SkyHawk14TB a mere $509.99 and the Exos X14 at $614.99. These prices might sound expensive until you think how much 14TB of NVMe storage will cost you.
The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro as designed to be used in a NAS, with firmware designed to provide reliability in a variety of arrays along with health management and recovery tools baked right in. The drives are rated at 300TB/year, with a 5 year warranty on the Pro and 3 years on the other.
The Barracuda Pro is one you are more likely to grab, the 7200 RPM HDD has 256MB Of cache which allows up to 250mb/s data transfer rates depending on the task you require of it. You will get a 5 year warranty to ensure you get your moneys worth out of the drive.
The Skyhawk is great for surveillance systems, the 14TB allows you to capture over 9000 hours of H.264 video with 1M pixels, medium quality, at 15FPS; with support for up to 64 attached cameras. It would also make a great drive for a DVR if you intended to record every single moment of TV you missed while on vacation. The 3 year warranty in part reflects the expectation you will be writing to this drive 24/7/
Last is the Exos X14, which you can order already installed into the chassis you see above, with up to a 1.4PB of storage. The helium-based design is not only for longevity, Seagate claims a 10% reduction in weight versus other drives.
Full PR below the fold.
Introduction and Specifications
Barracuda is a name we have not heard in a good while from Seagate. Last seen on their 3TB desktop drive, it appears they thought it was time for a comeback. The company is revamping their product lines, along with launching a full round of 10TB Helium-filled offerings that cover just about anything you might need:
Starting from the center, IronWolf is their NAS drive, optimized for arrays as large as 8 disks. To the right is their surveillance drive offering, the SkyHawk. These are essentially NAS units with custom firmware optimized for multiple stream recording. Not mentioned above is the FireCuda, which is a rebrand of their Desktop SSHD. Those are not He-filled (yet) as their max capacity is not high enough to warrant it. We will be looking at those first two models in future pieces, but the subject of today’s review is the BarraCuda line. The base 3.5” BarraCuda line only goes to 4TB, but the BarraCuda Pro expands upon those capacities, including 6TB, 8TB, and 10TB models. The subject of today’s review is the 10TB BarraCuda Pro.